Come and buy refreshing watermelons and ice cream! This bed curtain is guaranteed to stimulate imaginations and role-playing. Made of polyester (of which at least 90% is recycled) and fits KURA bed.
The curtain can be used regardless of how you turn the bed and where you position the ladder.
Each market stall has an opening, so the children can play both on the inside and outside and take turns being a salesperson or customer.
Playing shop and imitating adults in role-playing is a way for children to process experiences, practice interacting with others and understand their surroundings.
The motif stimulates the imagination and goes great with the toy food, toy cookware and toy cash register in the DUKTIG series.
You avoid needing to drill and avoid risking permanent marks from glue on the bed frame since the curtain has touch-and-close fastenings which attach to metal hooks that you hang over the edge of the bed frame.
When it's time for quick clean-up or a break from playing, the curtain can be easily drawn to the side by moving the metal hooks.
The bed curtain is made of 100% polyester – a light, airy and durable material that can handle a hectic day at the market.
S Edholm/L Ullenius
Comprises: 2 curtains for the bed’s long sides (115x84 cm) and 1 curtain for the bed’s short side (115x96 cm).
Fits KURA reversible bed.
100% polyester (min. 90% recycled)
Machine wash, max 40°C, normal process.
Do not bleach.
Do not tumble dry.
Iron, max 110°C.
Do not dryclean.
Recommended for ages from 3 years.
IKEA has strict requirements for the use of phthalates in all our products, and we have totally banned them in children’s and food-contact products.
By using recycled polyester in this product, we consume less new raw materials and lower our environmental impact while existing materials get new life.
We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.
Since 1996 IKEA has banned harmful dyestuffs, e.g. azo dyes, in textile and leather production.
IKEA has banned the use of chlorine bleaching agents in the production of textiles and paper products due to the negative impact on the environment.
“Buy your ice cream here!” Children all over the world love to play shop – and to build huts. With KURA bed curtain, they can do both and turn the space around the bed into fully stocked market stands. A place where the imagination can flow freely while the role-play becomes an important part in the child’s development.
The reversible KURA bed has been a favourite in our range for many years and we know that many children use it as their own, private nook where they can play and build huts. We’ve previously developed imaginative children’s tents for the bed, and the bed curtain is another best friend in the KURA family.
“We wanted to develop something that can kick start the play, so we made it into three market stands full of exciting things to buy,” says Anna Edlundh, one of our product developers at Children’s IKEA.
Lots of play in a small space
The curtain can be used no matter how you place your bed and is easily attached with hook and loop fasteners on the bed frame. When it’s time to pause the play, you can slide the curtain to the side.
Anna explains how the pattern stimulates the imagination and goes well with the toy food and kitchen accessories in the DUKTIG series.
“Each market stand has an opening so that the children can play both on the inside and the outside, serve coffee, hand over ice cream or take turns in being a salesperson or customer.”
Role-play – just as important as fun
Playing shop is just like all other role plays, a way for children to try different roles and process what they have experienced during the day. Many times, they imitate us adults, which experts in child development usually describe as an opportunity to practice interaction with others and a way to understand the surrounding world.
“Isn’t it pretty amazing that the role-play is an important part of children’s development,” says Anna.
“At the same time, it’s so fun and full of imagination.”